FAST is a club member of USA Swimming and United States
Masters Swimming. We offer competitive swimming programs from
beginners to Olympians to adult Masters.
FAST is an IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with professional
coaching, a parent board of directors and volunteer
Our team is the home of 2008 Beijing Olympian Camilo Becerra
and 2004 Athens Olympian and Gold Medallist Dana
"The mission of the Fort Worth Area Swim Team is to encourage
participation, fitness, health and the lifelong pursuit of
excellence through competitive swimming."
While "winning" can be important, the striving, planning, and
learning that leads to the overall competitive experience is of
greater importance. Championships, trophies, medals, and records do
not begin to compare with the valuable lessons and personal growth
that can take place as a result of participation by both swimmers
and parents. These lessons can be applied to situations that occur
later in life.
The hardest worker does not always win the race
just as the hardest worker does not always earn the most money or
success. When one is committed to individual excellence for the
good of a team, the result is virtually unstoppable. This
"teamwork" is important in the business world.
Youngsters are encouraged to learn at their own
rate through several different training groups based on age and
ability. Younger swimmers are taught basics through "low key"
instructional methods including games. Swimmers are encouraged to
learn because they choose to do what is in their best interest, not
to avoid punishment for "breaking rules".
Throughout the program the swimmers are taught
with varying emphasis the importance of striving to be the best
they can be. Along the way, we strive to instill a positive
self-image and teach goal setting skills, basic time management
skills, determination, commitment, dedication, and "team support"
in each athlete. We like our young athletes to learn and mature at
their own rate in a positive climate. The long term interest of the
athlete is kept in mind at all times.
The primary goal of FAST is to provide Tarrant County's youth with
the opportunity for developing a positive self-image through
appropriate training and competition at all age and ability levels.
Employment of qualified professionals contribute to reaching the
following objectives for FAST:
- Provide opportunities for positive social and
emotional development of the individual and encourage peer and
family involvement within the framework of group
- Create a positive training environment that
promotes high self-esteem, and demonstrates the values of hard
work, perseverance, self-discipline, and
- Provide opportunities to learn good health
habits that last a lifetime.
- Contribute to the goals of USA Swimming, Inc. in
its efforts to build a broader base of experienced athletes and to
develop those who aspire to Olympic levels.
- Participate in the leadership, direction and
administration of USA Swimming on the local, regional, and national
level. Coaches and parents fulfull these goals by serving in the
administration of North Texas Swimming, Texas Swimming Association
(TSA), Texas Senior Circuit, and United States Swimming national
For Frequently Asked Questions, please
For Parent Involvement and Volunteer
For Directions to Wilkerson-Greines,